I have a severe skin issue that so far has only been diagnosed as "eczema". The cause has not been found, and so neither has a cure. I am often prescribed Prednisone short-term. The doctors tell me "Now you'll stop itching, but your existing wounds will take longer to heal." This doesn't happen, however. I suspect that my skin is NOT just healing due to the fact that I'm no longer tearing open the wounds by itching. They heal VERY fast and even spots that have become infected (that I haven't scratched in a long time, but still exist because they're infected) practically heal overnight. I'm actually SHOCKED at how quickly my 'spots' heal as soon as I start a round of Prednisone-- after just 3 days my skin shows almost no sign of what plagued half of my body just so recently (and I mean serious weeping & bleeding patches). Could the fact that my body reacts like this actually mean something else (like that my body's natural inflammatory response is ridiculously overdoing it and Pred is balancing it out... or something)?